Samos YoungArtists Festival


Born in Athens, Greece, where he lives and works.

Yorgos Prinos's work in photography explores issues of power and violence at the intersection of human psychology and politics. His photos often feature the human figure in urban space, while devising suggestive and elliptical narratives using found footage from media or the internet.
His work has recently been shown at the Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum (2018); Culturescapes Festival, Antikenmuseum, Basel (2017); Gini Building, National Technical University of Athens (2017); 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (2015); Lishui Photography Festival (2015); Greek Film Archive (2015). His photographs are held in private and public collections, including The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.
Prinos holds an MFA from the Yale University School of Art and has served as instructor, visiting critic, or lecturer at Yale University, School of Visual Arts; International Center of Photography, Wesleyan University; County College of Morris; City College of New York; and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography. He has co-edited several books and catalogues, and has curated exhibitions and projects in Greece and other countries.

Guide, 2016 (detail)
From the series Prosaic, 2014-16
Pigment Print
Courtesy of the artist